Monthly Archives: March 2010

Is Free Ever Really Free?

This is a test. There is a lot of hype among social media and online marketing gurus these days about how the new “free enterprise” is just that – give it to them free.  I’ll buy that (pardon the pun) … Continue reading

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What Teachers Make

What do teachers make? Some of them? The best of them?The ones who understand routine, spontaneity, discipline, innovation, challenge and being challenged? The ones who know that loving students is their most important quality and most important job? The ones … Continue reading

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Why is Good Training Such a Lousy Investment? Part 2

Do you provide training? How valuable is the training you attend either for professional or personal development?  In our post yesterday, I discussed typical experiences people describe about training, and I shared six key things that should be shaping the … Continue reading

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Why is Good Training Such a Lousy Investment? Part 1

Do you provide training? How valuable is the training you attend either for professional or personal development? These seem like simple questions requiring simple “yes or no” answers, but often they are not.We have found that most training leads to … Continue reading

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Someone is waiting for YOU to come along

I don’t usually post at The Intersection of Purpose and Now on Saturday, so I hope someone finds this to be a special treat (honestly, I hope someone FINDS it!).  My friend Julie Causey shared the following Leo Buscaglia quote … Continue reading

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Part 2: Is The Cost of Personal Development Too High? – The Three Currencies of Cost.

Yesterday I asked you to consider which was most important to you, your personal entertainment or your personal development.  Then I asked you to take the “Calendar and Check Register Test” to measure your actual values.I have asked this question … Continue reading

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Part 1: Is the Cost of Personal Development Too High?

Which is most important to you: personal entertainment or personal development? How do you know?  Two sure-fire ways to measure importance is to look at how you allocate time and money – your calendar and finances. Let’s do some quick … Continue reading

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What Inspires You?

“100 Dreams? I can barely think of 10 big things that I want, big enough to call them dreams anyway!”This is a common response to one of the first activities I ask my coaching clients to begin. That’s right, I … Continue reading

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Before There Was a Blog…

Before there was The Intersection of Purpose and Now, there was an inspiring moment that I acted on… …that’s what happens at the Intersection of Purpose and Now – external inspiration, leads to internal motivation, leads to intention and purpose, … Continue reading

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On Purpose Urgency

“Oh my gosh, I have to go!”Have you ever realized, just in time, that you are supposed to be somewhere or do something different than what you are doing?  Think about it – that time you were engrossed in one … Continue reading

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